Monday, March 01, 2010

Project 12 Challenge - March - Loaded with Inspiration

My comment fingers are numb, but I managed to go through all the submissions on my last Project 12 post and I am so excited to share some of the inspiration with you all! I left comments if I could, and will endeavor to do better about my timing next month. That was a lot of work, which makes me extremely happy!

Before I relay all the details about the next challenge, I wanted to highlight some of the projects posted here.

The first are some fun things regarding the sketch. If you'd like to see the sketch again, check out this post.

I love what Elizna has challenged herself to do with regards to this challenge. She told her story using old product in her stash. I love that! (I also like what she did with her buttons instead of using snowflakes.



Like the sketch but have a hard time stitching, especially in a circle!? Do what Shelly did on her two page layout. LOVE the spirals. Love. She also went back in time and is working on 2008. Nothing wrong with that!




I really like how Alison changed the sketch a wee bit. Following the basic outline, she added a couple extra photos for more detail about her subjects of the month.




Next I wanted to share some non-sketch related layouts that caught my eye.

Jennifer has been participating since January 2009 (and I am SO honored that she has!). I love what she did with he two pager this month. I love the blocks of color, the embellies inside, and the square photos. That title and stitched butterfly make me very very happy.



When I saw this layout from Anna, I literally gasped outloud. It is beyond gorgeous. The white background, black and white photos and subtle feminine colors are just perfect in this layout. The exciting thing for her in January was a new sweet baby girl.


A fun trend I saw in the submissions were collage photos. SO very cool.
Ally highlighted an entire trip to Costa Rica where she took more than 1000 photos in a single layout, and the results are fabulous. She can go back and scrap individual photos, or make a mini album, but she can also load her scrapbook with one layout that tells a big story. That's what this challenge is about.

Kathleen was scared of the two pager so made something on her own, and I'm glad she did. I LOVE this design and the collage is wonderful! I can still see inspiration from the sketch in this layout.




Gingmei didn't take a lot of photos in January, but was still able to create a layout about what she did. You don't need a lot of photos to tell your story.


Lastly I wanted to share two special projects that blow me away in their creativity. I hope they do this every single month.


Michelle used calendar pages and the month stamps from Studio Calico to create a really cool layout about her month. I love how she didn't confine herself to the small space in some places, her great use of product, and the evident FUN that must have been the creative process.

Lastly is this gem by Diane. I honestly wish she had been inside my head a month or two ago. I would LOVE to do something like this. Maybe it's not too late. What she has here is a valuable time capsule into her life in 2010, all contained in it's own album.



Check out her blog for more pages. Very cool indeed. She also made an extremely beautiful cover for her album. Check that out here.

I hope you now see that you don't need to be confined by a sketch. Sketches are great for some people. Sketches are a great starting point for others. In the end, it's about YOUR story, and you are the one who needs to tell it.

I'm going to have to register at ukscrapppers and splitcoast stampers for next month. There are so many of you participating and I am very excited about it! I'll register so I can leave comments next time, but know that I appreciate you so much!


Okay, now that the show and tell is finished, how about that next challenge?


You have until March 20 to link your layouts to this post. Link your layouts at the Scrapbook and Cards blog here if you want a chance to win a second prize. I shared more participant entries on that post from what was submitted on their blog. There is also a Facebook gallery if you don't do blogs or message boards, but still want to play along. It's also a neat place to see what others have been creating.
This month you are playing for a prize pack from Doodlebug Designs. The Barnyard Collection.
And as you plan your month ahead, check out the March sketch:


That looks easy enough!

If you are every looking for Project 12 info, be sure to click the Project 12 label in my posts, or click the great big blue circle in my sidebar. It will lead you to all the info you need.

Thank you so much for playing along! I look forward to checking out your entries again this month. You never know what might happen if you play along all year (wink, wink).

Have a great March! Davinie

78 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your kind words Davinie! I loved making the Calendar page, and plan to do another one every month!

    All the layouts are beautiful! So much inspiration here!

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  2. This was such a fun post to read! I love seeing the other layout submissions and getting inspiration from other interpretations.. very very cool project!

    My Feb layout is almost done - I'm so excited.... Of course, it will probably take me the rest of the challenge time to finish it but at least the 'hard part' is done (picking papers, elements, printing photos, laying everything out - reprinting and re-cutting/ the mistakes - !!!)..
    And boy did it pay to get 'extra' sheets of paper this month!

    BTW: Is there an official discussion thread anywhere for Project 12? I had some very 'wierd' experiences when trying to print my 3.5 x 3.5 photos.. they hardly ever came out the right size in PSE!! I'd like to see if others have tips...

    Thanks for all the fun!

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  3. Thank you so much for the shout out. I have enjoyed working on this project so much and can't wait to fill up my album each month.

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  4. Love the latest sketch....here is my version:
    http://aubreesscraps.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12.html

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  5. thanks for sharing all these pages. I love how other people interpreted the challenge and am thinking I might want to vary my approach from month to month. I might also have to lift that mini album with the calendar pages. Such a great idea!

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  6. OMG! Thankyou so much for featuring my layout, you have made my week!
    I had so much fun putting that layout together and I am so happy you like it too (and I noticed you added it to your faves over at SC and I am over the moon about that! lol)
    I'm so looking forward to another year of Project 12!

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  7. Here is my February LO. I hope this is the right place to post it on your blog

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KeDgFcMUW9k/S4zcvxe8ExI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/R3Rhh5JwRXY/s1600-h/feb+2010.JPG

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  8. Davinie, I can't get the smile off my face : ) Thank you SO much for the shout out!! And thank you for all the inspiration! I love to see what everyone else is doing with their Projects! Can't wait to start on February!

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  9. Great recap Dav! I totally started a Jan 2 page project 12 layout and got STUCK. i WILL finish it and I WILL do Feb! Oh yea baby!

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing the other pages for Project 12, it is great to see the difference.

    I'm done and uploaded to my blog on February if you would like to see?
    http://mafswife.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/rising-to-an-arty-challenge.html

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  11. Thanks for leaving a comment on my January layout.

    Here's my Februay layout all done nice and early:

    http://lauraslayouts.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  12. Thanks for your inspiration, Davinie.
    My Project 12 January layout. Not quite in time for the challenge nor did I use the sketch!
    http://artfulyogicreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/january-layout-project-12.html

    Good news is that February is nearly complete!

    Artful Yogi, Loretta Zedella

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  13. AshleyStephens8882:53 PM

    Here's mine:
    http://static.studiocalico.com/images/forum_galleries/0010/2128/feb.jpg?1267829416

    I'm loving Project 12 and I'm so glad I'm keeping up! Okay, okay, so it's only month 2... =)

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  14. OMG girl - thank you so much for your kind words! You sure know how to make a girl feel ever so special and happy!

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  15. Project 12 is so much fun! Thank you for mentioning my January layout :)

    Here is my February layout:
    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21058

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  16. What fun to see my layout here! Thank you!!! I have been addicted to using the collage prints ever since trying a couple during P-12 last year! I definitely plan to continue doing this all year - with a 5x7 collage as my base each month. I'm so excited to have started right with January this time around! Hoping to finish Feb. next weekend! Thanks again for all the inspiration you provide here!

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  17. Hello! I loved seeing all the layouts. so much inspiration. Here is my link for february's sketch.
    http://jdscrappy.blogspot.com/2010/03/normal-day.html

    Have a good one!

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  18. Okay, here's part one of my Project 12 for this month - the sketch layout...

    http://inspirationeverywhere.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-project-12-layout.html

    I will be back later to post the calendar page!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Here's my Feb layout!

    http://andisperfectgravy.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-febuary-layout.html

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  20. Rachel Myerson7:41 AM

    Here is my February layout:
    http://www.scrapbookexpress3.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/10944/

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  21. I have my February Project 12 posted at my blog! What a fun sketch. Love seeing all the ways people are using the idea to jump start their pages!

    MomOnSafari

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  22. Here is the link to my February layout due March 20http://scrapabookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/03/project12-feb.html
    Gabriela (gabyangel)

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  23. Hi Davinie, here is my February layout:

    http://pastedpictures.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-project-12.html

    Thanks for looking,
    Mary

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  24. Thanks for these wonderful sketches and the chance to win. It helps me stay motivated to actually complete some projects.

    Here is my February layout: http://www.craftyria.com/2010/03/project-12-february-2010.html

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  25. I got my February done!!

    http://elfpaper.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

    Woohoo!

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  26. Here's my take on the February sketch. It was posted on both my blog and the Jillibean Soup blog. Lovin' the Project 12 inspiration. Thanks!
    http://thehodgeesonlyinhollywoodstock.blogspot.com/2010/03/family-day-memories.html

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  27. okay all done!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21273

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  28. Here's my February Layout!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/
    forums/galleries/show/21290

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  29. Found my way here finally and here's a link to my Feb page

    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/413971-momawhite99/1604970-project-12/?c=t

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  30. Mary (Happy Now)9:38 PM

    I so look forward to this project in the months to come! Here are my February layouts. Thanks so much!

    Page 1:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1649667?&cat=18876

    Page 2:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1649667?&cat=18876

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  31. Sonya5:31 AM

    I LOVE Project 12! Thanks so much Davinie for creating this challenge. Here is my Feb. layout

    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/346337-miscrapper/1605193-february/

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  32. Sheesh I almost forgot to come back and link my February layout. Here it is http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/381648-shoegal90045/1600561-february-project-12/?c=t

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  33. Here is my February 2-pager.
    http://scrapbookedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  34. Here's my layout. This is my first time entering (I played along in January but thought the deadline was later than it was).

    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21370

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  35. Here is my February Layout. It was lots of fun!

    http://gadgetgalscrapshack.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-project-12.html

    I am really loving Project 12!

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  36. Just finished my February page!
    http://brendasscrappyblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-layout.html

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  37. Finally got my Feb layout done! Thanks so much for all our inspiration to do this!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21383

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  38. Here is my February layout (in Finnish):
    http://hemppa.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/project-12-helmikuu/

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  40. Thank you SO much for sharing these inspirational ways to document a month's activities - great stuff.

    Here is my February DLO on UKScrappers http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=207796

    and here's a copy on Photobucket too:
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/Sharrock5/UKS%20Gallery/Feb2010DLO789x400.jpg

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  41. I love all the different takes on the project!

    Here is mine for February


    http://greenapplegirl.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553f5c51188340120a93c22b1970b-pi

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  42. I hope this is where the February layouts go.
    http://write-now-remember-later.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-layout.html

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  43. These are so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us!

    Here is my layout for February: http://imzadi481.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-10-project-12.html

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  44. Here's my February layout!

    http://vanessaglass.com/2010/03/15/project-12-february/

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  45. Here is my February layout - love following all the cool sketches! http://petalpusher4.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  46. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Here is my February layout
    http://petalpusher4.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

    (I think I did it wrong the first time.) Love working with the sketches!

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  47. sorry, think I linked this in the wrong post a few mins ago, but here it is again :-) Feb project 12. done.

    http://scrappykea.blogspot.com/2010/03/february.html

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  48. This is so much fun and I am really happy to be challenging myself to do more 2-pagers!

    Here is my February 2-pager - http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21492

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  49. Here's my Feb. LO for Project 12...gotta go find the SCT link now too. ;)
    Thanks again for hosting, Davinie! Love this challenge - and I love that I'm able to keep up w/ a monthly LO.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47273565@N06/4440182537/

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  50. Great challenges. Love the sketches. Here is my Feb layout http://cardwithd.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  51. Here is my layout for February
    http://andreasmetta.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  52. Managed to get my Feb layout done...although I know we celebrated Valentine's Day, all our love was going to Canada and the Olympics, so that is the direction my layout took.

    http://apodofperkins.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-2010.html

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  53. I finally made it back. I have to finish last year so I can start playing with the month stamps I bought for this year!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21578

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  54. Thanks for keeping my mojo run
    ...
    http://richyreens.blogspot.com/

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  55. squeaking in under the deadline:
    Project 12 February

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  56. Here's my February Project 12! I'm having SO much fun with these!!!!!!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21291

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  57. Here is my version of February's sketch. Everyone's looks awescome.

    http://www.croppinparadise.com/idea-gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9623

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  58. Thanks for the opportunity to win something just for having fun scrapping!!

    http://scrapbookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  59. Thank you for this challenge, Davinie. Here is my February Project 12 layout:
    http://artfulyogicreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-project-12.html

    Happy Spring!
    Loretta

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  60. Here's mine...I love the concept of project 12 and I'm really excited about it...but my procrastination issues just will not let me finish anything early, so I'm sliding in under the deadline!!! LOL!!!

    http://myeyesandheart.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-2010.html

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  62. Trying again becasue the last link did not work... here is my Feb LO

    http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/data/7815/feb_2010_2_199_x_97_.jpg

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  63. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge. It's very motivating!

    Here's my entry:
    http://forum.storytellersclub.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=34796&size=big&cat=500&page=1&sortby=d&way=desc

    Thanks for looking!

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  64. O dear that last link didn't work, not having much sucess with linking, trying one last time to link to my Feb LO

    [url=http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=208038][img]http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/data/7815/thumbs/feb_2010_2_199_x_97_.jpg[/img][/url]

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  65. I just have to say that I am loving Project 12, and finding it so doable. Thanks Dav!
    Here's me for Feb. -

    http://sashajoy.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-2010.html

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  66. last minute as usual - here's a link to my LO

    http://scrappininak.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/project-12/

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  67. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Spring break threw my off a bit.

    Here is my layout:
    http://dianepayne.typepad.com/color_me_happy/

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  68. Here's my link, though I may be a few minutes late. :)

    http://buildwisely.blogspot.com/2010/03/february-project-12.html

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  69. Hi!
    Here is my February layout:
    http://lrsclub.invisionzone.com/uploads/1256603462/gallery_122_1_63118.jpg

    Thanks yet again such a great project!

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  71. Here's my layout for February. Thanks so much for hosting this great challenge. I'm expeecting to get a great record of our year.
    http://kaleidoscope-scraps.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february-2010-layout.html

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  72. Loving Project 12 - it's awesome!

    http://heathercadywilson.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-january-february.html

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  73. I finally finished my February layout - March was a crazy busy month - so I'm glad it is done, even though I missed the deadline. But I wanted to link it anyway...hope that's ok!

    http://roslyn-thebendintheroad.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-12-february.html

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  74. Hi ... here's my march's layout http://scrapdecortaline.canalblog.com/archives/2010/03/30/17408376.html ... Thank you Biz Delf

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  75. Hey Miss Davinie! I may be a month late on this one, but wanted to share it anyway! I'm still here! :)

    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/22400

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  76. Hi,

    I was named as one of the winners for the January lay-out of project 12 on the scrapbookandcards.com blog. However, since then, I haven't heard anything about it again. Now I've also noticed my comments disappearing from the blog and I wondered if I've been blocked for some reason? Is there some doubt about my identity? Is it because I don't live in Canada? It's not really a problem if there is an issue, it's more that I don't like not knowing what's going on... I tried mailing directly to scrapbookandcards - but I don't get a reply there, so I thought I'd try your blog...

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  77. Aicho - I wasn't seeing how to email you via your profile. Send me an email at cooperdees (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll be able to help you out. SCT would never want to block you from winning a prize. Prizes are sent from the sponsor, so your whereabouts aren't an issue either. Davinie :)

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